Weekend Getaway: Brooklyn, New York

Weekend Getaway: Brooklyn New York

First of all, let me tell you, I have fallen IN LOVE with Williamsburg, Brooklyn!!!!!!! From the moment we entered this little town in Brooklyn we saw coffee shops, vintage stores, cobblestone streets, abnormally amazing graffiti, men with beyond good hair cuts, and I just could not wait to start walking around!

Last week I did a little sneak peek, check it our HERE! 

Click below for This Weeks full itinerary and pictures to find out what we did, who we saw, as well as some tips and tricks!

Weekend Getaway: Brooklyn New York

 

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Display Your Jewelry in Style

Display Your Jewelry in Style

Displaying your jewelry can be fun and easy without breaking the bank! Using thrift store/flea market finds, dishes that you love, or even checking out stores like Marshalls and Home Goods are all great places to start! Check out how I display my jewelry and some places where you can find similar items!

Display Your Jewelry in Style

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Vintage Adventure at Sowa Market

Sowa VIntage Market

Sowa Market is a little slice of heaven! During the winter months, (which is now) just the indoor vintage market is opened but that is enough for me because it is less crowded and I can really get a good look at everything from a 90’s jean jacket to reading a love letter written over 60 years ago. When the warm weather starts rolling around, oh my oh my, this place is like another country. It is filled with food trucks, fresh veggies, home-baked goods, unique one of a kind foods, hand-made crafts…..and of course more amazing vintage vendors inside that travel all summer and stop right here in Boston!!!!!

The way to take on Sowa Market:
1. Make a day of it…because it WILL take all day.
2. Go to brunch beforehand in the South End but MAKE RESERVATIONS or you may have to wait for hours!!! Our fav spot is Gaslight brassiere, a beautiful french brassiere with the most authentic decor inside and scrumptious food. Just a block from Sowa!!!!
3. USE THE BATHROOM BEFORE GOING! Super important because the bathrooms are kinda inconvenient and there is always a line.

We did not take my own advice about making reservations, partly because this was a last-minute adventure with some amazing friends, but luckily we were still able to get a seat somewhere that actually has pajama brunch which is super cool but their food is only so so.

This is us eating so so food but thoroughly enjoying the company of amazing friends! And enjoying this day together (we rarely have days together due to his demanding job, so every second really counts)

Vintage Adventure at Sowa Market

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How to Style a Bookshelf

How to Style a Bookshelf

One of my favorite things to do in the world is to decorate, and what better place to decorate than your very own book shelf!!!!! I love coffee table books, old books, vintage books about poetry, just pretty much all books, and to be able to mix them up with some of my favorite things was just heaven! Now, I was just left with all of these books and decor pieces and nowhere to put them. Fortunately when we moved, we had this giant space indented in our living room that would be perfect for a built-in bookshelf!!!!!  So, of course I  was over the moon with excitement when we found an amazing company, Boston Built In Cabinetry, to help with my vision and build the bookshelf of my dreams!!!

As I was arranging what would go in each shelf, I came up with a list of methods I used to make the book shelf look styled, clean, organized, and fun!

My list of how to style a bookshelf……..

1. Arrange Your Books by Color: Group books in terms of the color story they make. You can even find your favorite hard back classic books at book thrift shops! They always come in fabulous shades of colors and have a unique beautiful  style to them.

2. Mix up Your Book Placement: Not all books have to go in the same direction. Mix it up! Some can be vertical while others horizontal. I also love when the larger books are at the base and each book on top becomes smaller to create an upside-down cone shape!

3. Use Fun Decorative Objects: Such as unique shape vases (like my bright yellow one on the top right corner that I got at Ikea years ago), animal objects (I love elephants and received this Jonathan Adler Elephant Bank as a wedding gift), and artwork or framed pictures. I also checked out some vintage thrift shops and flea markets for cool figures, book ends, or anything that looked interesting such as my binoculars. Don’t forget to look in your Grandmother’s basement or attic! I was lucky enough to get my vintage brass deer from her that looks freakin amazing on top of some books. Marshals,Target, and West Elm always have some awesome things as well.

4. Including the Odd: Think plants, artwork, and antlers. I love using airplants and cactuses. See below for pictures of some ideas…..How to Style a BookshelfHow To Style a Bookshelf

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